Buttermilk pie

Years of growing up and seeing this pie at the Thanksgiving dinner table taught me one thing. Eat quickly and be the first to the dessert table! I love this pie however, all I ever got was the store bought kind and then for some reason it disappeared from the shelves. I can’t buy one I can’t find one and for the longest time I could not find a recipe! Well I ran across the recipe the other day and quickly wrote down Buttermilk on my grocery list…it was the only thing I did not have to make this pie. Most of the items are in your pantry and it took less than ten minutes to whip it up, throw it into a pie crust and be ready for the oven….my oven took longer to heat up! After and hour and fifteen minutes in the oven and then another 2 hours for cooling and setting I had my first bite of this pie that I have not had in at least 15 years! OHHHH it was melt in your mouth good and what could be better than something easy to make and wonderful when it hits your taste buds! I have included the link to the recipe because I think the woman who posted this recipe needs props to how wonderful this pie is and she is passing it down from her Granny. 🙂 I love old recipes that are passed down and she is nice enough to share it with the internet. Thank you very much for this amazing pie.

http://www.thecoersfamily.com/buttermilk-pie-just-like-my-nanny-used-to-make/

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Chicken Tortilla soup

?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????Well apparently this Winter will be all about the soups..and we aren’t even into Winter yet. Today I am making Chicken Tortilla soup. It is a little spicy but not too hot, and hearty.

Ingredients:

1 Whole chicken

15 oz can of sweet corn ( I am using fresh corn from the garden)

1 can of Rotel (i use original)

1 cup of Jasmine rice

2 tsp pepper

3 tsp Salt or to taste

1/2 tsp chili powder

10 cups chicken stalk

Tortilla chips

Mozzarella shredded cheese

I start with a large pot with enough water to cover your chicken. Boil your chicken until it is cooked through. Turn off your burner and remove the chicken from the broth, place it in a bowel and walk away for about an hour. Once your chicken is cooled down you can begin to pick all of its meat off the bones.

Transfer your broth into a bowel and wash your pot. Put the broth back into the clean pot along with the chicken you have removed from the bone. It should be in pieces that are bite size. Add Corn, seasonings, and Rotel to your mix. Let that boil for a good 30 to 40 minutes and then add your cup of rice. Cook until the rice  is done.

Serve immediately into bowls and sprinkle the cheese on top. If you want you can also place some chips on top of the soup.

As always enjoy 🙂

Cupcake and cupcake cakes

Good morning Liberty hill friends,

I know most of the time I am on here telling you how to do something great…this time not so much. It is Halloween time again and I know a lot of the teachers like to do small things with their classes on that day. I am making a ghost cupcake cake and a pumpkin cupcake cake and can also make a few other things as well. If anyone want’s to take a treat for their class I can make them. It’s 10 dollars per cake/ cupcake cakes and all I need to know is how many students are in the class and what you want me to make. Also I do not use boxed cake or icing everything is homemade.  I can also do other things just ask or tell me what you are thinking and we can come up with something. Remember to ask your teachers if they can have treats that day. I also do Birthday cakes, cupcake cakes and  individual cupcake orders. As always enjoy 🙂

If you want to order something I need your orders by Monday October 27th. You can respond on Facebook or email be at bs_ing_yeargains@hotmail.com

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Hot cocoa mix

I don’t know about you but everyone around here loves hot chocolate during the colder months. While we are going through a heat wave and hoping that it will turn cold soon I ran across this little tid bit, you can make your own hot chocolate mix…duh. SO last week we ran out and I stupidly went to the store and spend 3.00 on twelve packets of hot chocolate mix. While searching on Pinterest if found this site, http://tenfingerworkshop.blogspot.com/2010/12/homemade-cocoa.html, where she tells you how to make this mix. It is so simple I thought I was going to do the Homer Simpson DOH! All you do is mix 1 cup cocoa and 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar. Mix it together well and when you want a cup of hot chocolate you warm up one cup of milk and mix in 1 tsp of your mix. Done and you didn’t spend 3 bucks on it like I did!

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Creamy Potato Soup

Let me start off by saying I LOVE potato soup and for the most part could eat it every day!I haven’t eaten it in a long time though because of this pesky lactose intolerance issue. When I learned how to make it the main ingredients were milk and butter. Well about a month ago I got fed up and wanted some potato soup. So what did I do? Of course I scanned 800 recipes on Pinterest and then did my own thing anyway ;). So here it is.

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Ingredients:

5 to 6 large baking potatoes peeled and chopped into small pieces

2 carrots peeled and chopped

1 celery stalk chopped

2 small white onions chopped.

7 to 8 bacon sliced cut into bite size chunks

8 cups of Chicken broth

1 cup heavy whipping cream (if you are lactose intolerant you can put the lactose drops in the cream or use lactose milk)

Sal and pepper to taste

So Get your large dutch oven out AGAIN, Use bacon grease of you have some or olive oil in the bottom of the pot. Met the bacon grease then thrown in the onion and bacon. When the bacon is almost cooked throw in the carrots, potatoes and celery. You are going to cook these in the pan for about 5 minutes, just enough to get the flavor we need here. After that you can add the chicken stalk, salt and pepper. This step can also be done in a crock pot for those busy workers out there just transfer everything to your crock pot at this point and walk away.

Once your potatoes are cooked through take a potato masher and mash down some of the potatoes. Add the one cup heavy whipping cream and stir everything together. Cook another 10 minutes and you are done!

If you are one of those fortunate souls that can actually eat lactose you can also throw shredded cheddar into the pot to melt or serve it on top after you pour it into individual bowls.

As always Enjoy!

Turkey Noodle Soup

I really love Turkey noodle soup and I only cook it once a year…and that’s only if we have had a turkey for Thanksgiving. I did this one year when I swear we had turkey coming out of our ears and I needed something to change it into other than turkey sandwiches. I ended up adapting a chicken noodle recipe that I had found and threw in a couple extras. It had so much flavor it was just amazing. So here it goes.

Turkey Noodle Soup

  • A pound of turkey cut up to bite size pieces (or chicken)
  • 3 quart(s) chicken broth
  • 6 carrots, peeled and then chopped
  • stalk(s) celery, ends trimmed then chopped
  • 3 medium onions, peeled and chopped
  • 2 tbl Black pepper coarse
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 2 tsp thyme
  • 1 bay leaf (don’t forget to take this out later) 
  • 2 tablespoon(s) unsalted butter or margarine 
  • 4 leeks, tops and root ends removed chopped up fine like you would an onion
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3 cup(s) (5 ounces) medium egg noodles ( i cook them Al Dente and add them to it at the table so I don’t have soggy noodles) 

So what you want to do is place bacon grease if you have it or butter in the bottom of a large dutch oven. Throw most of your stuff into that melted butter or grease until onions turn translucent (turkey, onions, celery, carrots, leaks and garlic).

Once everything is cooked down a bit you start adding your broth and seasonings. Let this cook for a good hour or so, so that all of those ingredients have their best chance to get the flavor you want.

Just before serving cook your pasta. I like to put the pasta in the bowel and then pour the soup over it. This has amazing flavor, the noodles aren’t soggy and it only takes about an hour and a half before finished. Then I serve it up with some homemade french bread 😉

As always enjoy.

Freezer cooking

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Ok so to start off let me say I am totally new to this whole thing but I think it will help with Breakfast. I plan on doing a lot of Breakfast Tacos nothing fancy just eggs, potatoes, sausage and some salsa to keep it from getting dry. Also I am going to do pancakes. The thought of opening the freezer and a homemade breakfast is there waiting on you is a happy one at 5:30 in the morning! Of course i got my ideas from Pinterest like always. I can only imagine how busy people with more than two kids get in the early mornings trying to get everyone out the door with a good meal and clothes that match ;). I am doing my own recipe like always because well I like mine haha.

Breakfast taco’s

1 pound Sausage
6 eggs
2 potatoes
1 medium onion
1/3 cup Salsa (i posted my salsa on here called freezer salsa)

Cook the sausage until the meat is brown with the potatoes until they are soft. Add everything else. Wrap your meat in flour tortillas and then wrap that in foil and place what you can fit into a ziplock and throw it in the freezer. When you are ready to eat them take what you want out of the freezer, remove the foil, wrap the taco in a wet paper towel and cook in the microwave for 3 minutes. Let cool and enjoy 😉

Pancakes

Use your favorite pancake recipe and cook them up, take as many as you can fit without breaking them and place them in ziplocks and freeze. When you are ready for them defrost in the fridge over night and warm them up in the microwave for 30 seconds and you have a good breakfast with little time.

So here you go this is what I am going to be doing all day. Enjoy and hopefully everyone can not be late this school year.